First, I'll emphasize that in my opinion, stainless steel is better for your health than aluminum. Aluminum bottles often have a plastic lining, and if they don't you are getting extra exposure to aluminum that is already present in our bodies above safe levels due to contamination in the environment and vaccines. There is actually a hypothesis that accumulated aluminum in the brain might cause Alzheimer's. Stainless steel gives you peace of mind and looks great. So on to the bottle!
DURABILITY: Stainless steel is not as easily dented as aluminum. It is made of #304 food grade stainless steel, so it is quite light for a bottle this size but at the same time considerably durable. If you drop it on asphalt or concrete of course it might dent (I haven't tried ;)
QUALITY: The bottle itself is great quality and appears to be very well made. The design of the cap is great because the piece you put in your mouth has a cover so it doesn't get dirty, but It is really hard to open the sport cap. It is easier for me to just unscrew the entire cap and drink right out of the bottle. At the same time that is a positive thing because there are no leaks! If you've used sport cap before you'll know that is important. The cap does have a rubber sealer so that the water does not leak out the bottom of the cap also.
TASTE: Many Eco-conscious consumers are concerned about the taste of the water when using aluminum or stainless steel. I have found this to be a non-issue with New Wave Enviro. I did not notice any metallic taste, neither did my husband. It was actually a very pleasant contrast to the typical taste of water from a plastic bottle, especially if left in the car and slightly warm. The weather was in the upper 80s this weekend on our trip to the Berkshires and this bottle actually kept the water cool with no ice. Not cold but cool enough to be refreshing and thirst quenching in the heat despite not being insulated (I did not have the optional tote).
EcoMama Green Factor: +5 If you are at all health conscious and concerned about the environment, ditch your plastic bottle(s) and give this one a try! This company was green before it went mainstream.
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